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If you could redesign your body, (how) would you do it? New biotechnologies such as gene editing, sophisticated prosthetics and implants may soon enable us to alter our bodies in ways that enhance our physical and mental skills. What might these technologies look like in the future, and how might they change our understanding of what it means to be human?

Video games offer an avenue to consider these questions, and to imagine and experiment with new ways to be human. Come along for an evening with experts in bioethics and interdisciplinary science and technology studies, exploring the dystopian world of the 'Cyberpunk 2077' video game, where cybernetic and body modification technologies are commonplace. By building characters with transhuman capabilities, consider how video games represent and misrepresent possible human bodies of the future, and reflect on our own and wider social assumptions, hopes, and fears around imaginary as well as real body modification technologies.